I'm fairly new to the forum. I have a friend who's a chiro.
I had the AxiaLIF done in Oct. 09 with terrible results. (If any one else has had this procedure-I'd love to hear their story) I'm in a lot of pain every single day. Nobody seems to know why. My catscan postop at 3 months didn't show anything. Screws are in place but yet, I'm still in so much pain. Right glute, right leg, lower lumbar, and right hip. I still do my exercises each & everyday that were shown to me in PT. I take a small amount of Tramadol and that's pretty much it. When I tell my PM Dr. that I need something a lot stronger, they act like I'm asking for a kidney. I don't know how much longer I can do this or I'm going to have to self medicate and that's not something I care or want to do. How do I get my point across?
My chiro wants to adjust my SI. Um, I'm SO not comfortable with this. Couldn't that hurt me even worse? I can't even imagine someone touching my lower back let alone pushing/cracking it. Omg, I shudder even thinking about it. He insists that's what my problem is. I don't feel it is. To me, it feels more like nerve pain. Very much so.
Opinions/thoughts any one? My chiro/friend wants to adjust me on Friday, but I'm not comfortable with it.
Thanks so much everyone and I hope you're all having a good day.